I've been spending a lot of time on the #opensourcemusicians channel
talking to Ubuntu Studio users about their kernel and latency times they're
getting. Seems like most of them are using g a stock kernel with the
preemptive option enabled and they are getting great latency results
(2ms)while utilizing the @audio group on their user. I ended up compiling
my own low latency kernel and I haven't had any issues with it yet. If this
is what we are missing for the spin I'd be happy to maintain packaging for
the kernel. I know ccrma has been behind a few kernel releases.
I saw the instructions for adding the real time patch for a tick less
kernel and from what I can tell it wouldn't be hard to get that rolling as
I'm not entirely sure what ccrma does differently with their kernels
compared to other Linux users, and I'm still a bit of a noob so I could be
off base with this, but I would reason that we should be able to just
utilize the same settings to archive similar performance enhancements.
I thought I read that ccrma uses a unique scheduler, but if we could get a
2ms latency time without it, the point may be moot.
the number one reason for me floating the audio spin was to get more
developers/packagers interested in Fedora. Waste of time it turned out..
Orcan has since toned down his contributions, but I'm sure he's amenable
to sponsoring new packagers. I'm just worried if I get hit by a bus or
something, which will leave us with no maintainership
At the present time, I'm maintaining 100+ packages - crazy. There are a
lot of ppl here who are capable, so if you have the time please step up
Using dssi-vst we can use many (not all) VST plugins on our Linux Fedora
systems. Unfortunately several VST plugins that used to work fine stopped
working since around Wine version 1.5.16 and up.
I reported it upstream and it has been confirmed by others:
The reason I mention it is because I hope someone here might be motivated
to do a proper regression test so that the wine developers can fix the
I think the same bug also affects using VST plugins with Festige instead
I hope this bug will be fixed. There are some really good VST plugins that
I use that don't work right now :-(
Who takes the challenge?
See reply to Brian below - he has dibs on synthclone ;) Sorry for the
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Fedora-music-list] Some help please?
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 05:21:11 +0100
From: Brendan Jones <brendan.jones.it(a)gmail.com>
To: Brian Monroe <briancmonroe(a)gmail.com>
On 12/05/2013 09:24 PM, Brian Monroe wrote:
> I hit Orcan up about sponsorship, as I've never done any Official
> maintaining before. I've built a few RPMs for others and written a few
> spec files, so I assume I'll be able to figure it out. Can you think of
> a few packages that will be good for me to start looking at?
> PS - I'm already in the Fedora Ambassadors group but I don't know what
> next steps I need to take to joining the maintainers group. Any advice
> is appreciated! Thanks!
> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Brendan Jones
> <brendan.jones.it(a)gmail.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> Hey all,
> the number one reason for me floating the audio spin was to get more
> developers/packagers interested in Fedora. Waste of time it turned
> out.. Orcan has since toned down his contributions, but I'm sure
> he's amenable to sponsoring new packagers. I'm just worried if I get
> hit by a bus or something, which will leave us with no maintainership
> At the present time, I'm maintaining 100+ packages - crazy. There
> are a lot of ppl here who are capable, so if you have the time
> please step up
> music mailing list
> music(a)lists.fedoraproject.org <mailto:email@example.com>
Cool! Sorry if my email was a bit snarky. Was just getting really pissed
off with 10 of my packages failing to build due to a stupid compiler
flag added by Fedora (which I still don't agree to but I've made peace
I've been meaning to package the kxstudio stuff for a while now. I've
only got as far as packaging fst/festige. Falktx is not really distro
friendly, so licensing is sometimes hard to determine, but Cadence is a
great app. There is also nama for the blind users out there which we
don't really cater for which would be a great addition. Supercollider
(in CCRMA) is also another tricky one, but I've left that to Fernando
for the moment - would really prefer someone who actually uses it to
maintain as it is pretty important for his uni.
You can always check out the wishlist.
The list is a bit outdated now. Synthclone stands out there (awesome
program). There was an ecasound review that has died I think (someone
from GSOC started but did a really bad job and they stopped when they
weren't accepted) .
We always want more lv2 plugins, so keep an eye on
http://lv2plug.in/wiki/Plugins. Some there that are still not packaged
(that reminds me I have a few which will need releasing soon but you can
leave them to me ;) https://github.com/bsjones/psi-plugins) I think
there is also a port of CAPS to LV2 somewhere, also be good.
If you do submit a review remember to add the FedoraAudio tracking bug.
That way a few of us will be alerted to it. I recommend adding yourself
to the CC list also https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=805236
I will keep an eye on anything you submit. Do you mind if I submit this
reply to the list? Maybe others who could use this info also